Medical-Legal Assistance

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic public

The Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic is a law school clinic, staffed by licensed attorneys and law students, that provides free legal assistance to low-income patients referred by our medical partners at the University of Kansas Medical Center, JayDoc Free Clinic, and Health Care Access Clinic.

Representation is focused on the following “I-HELP” priority areas in which legal services can have the greatest impact on the health of patients:

  • Income supports
  • Housing and utilities
  • Education and employment
  • Legal status (immigration)
  • Personal and family stability

If you are a patient at one our medical partner’s facilities, you can ask your provider about how to access the MLP Clinic’s services.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance